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You want to sell and recycle one or more old lead/acid batteries? Take advantage of the Eco-responsibility turnkey service and make a PAYING FOR ALL gesture:

  • Paying for YOU
  • Paying for our LOCAL ECONOMY
  • And above all, paying for our ENVIRONMENT!

Are you a distribution center, a multinational, a small business or a reseller of electrical equipment? To recycle one or more batteries, ask for our Eco-responsible turnkey service!

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Inspired by the best ecological practices, Éco-Dépôt Batteries Industrielles is an eco-responsible partner for the turnkey management of all your old battery recycling needs. Our concern for the environment and our concrete commitment to a greener economy have been at the heart of the organization’s mission since its foundation in 2010.

  • The Eco-responsibilitT service is a gesture that pays off for you!
  • Maximize the value of your old lead/acid batteries with our value-enhanced buying solutions!
  • Entrust your old batteries to the Eco-responsibilitT service and clear yourself of the legal and environmental responsibilities associated with them!
  • Our transport service holds all valid permits for the transport of dangerous goods class 8 UN2794.
  • Why send a battery to the foundry that can have a second life?
  • Extend the useful life of recoverable and reusable components.
  • The Eco-responsibility service is a gesture that pays off for our LOCAL ECONOMY!
  • Encourage your local industries and businesses that need to save with a reconditioned battery to thrive!
  • Reduce your company’s carbon footprint by ensuring that the minimum number of components are treated according to industry best practices!
  • The know-how developed for more than 10 years by the team of Éco-Dépôt Batteries Industrielles will ensure you a complete disposal of your old lead-acid battery in a certified and accredited ISO 9001-2000 which meets the highest environmental and legal standards.
  • The Eco-responsibility service is to contribute to sustainable development but above all to make a gesture that pays for our ENVIRONMENT!

Why is lead dangerous for our health?

Lead, because it is malleable and corrosion resistant, is the world’s most used metal after iron. It has been in operation for at least 8,000 years and has probably been one of the leading causes of occupational health and safety hazards. The first reports of lead poisoning date back to ancient Greece and there was a high lead content in Egyptian mummies. Of the 2,5 million tons produced worldwide each year, about 75% is used to produce lead-acid batteries used in automobiles, industries and hand-held tools. In many developing countries, workers continue to axe down used batteries, exposing them to serious dangers: breathing in dust, fumes and vapours that diffuse in the atmosphere of their workplace may lead to serious lead poisoning. But the most common problem is chronic lead poisoning caused by the continuous absorption of small amounts of lead.
The body absorbs lead through the mouth or lungs, about 90% of which accumulates in the bones. The first symptoms of poisoning are fatigue, headache, pain in bones and muscles, loss of memory, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances. Next comes constipation and acute abdominal pain or colic of lead. If the body continues to absorb lead, there is paralysis that affects the radial nerve in particular, causing a “falling hand”. Prolonged BLL results in the patient seizures, coma, delirium and may result in death. More than adults, children are vulnerable to lead poisoning that can cause permanent neuropsychic damage. Lead can harm the fetus, so pregnant women must absolutely avoid it. All mammals are also affected, cattle, for example, are made sick and may die from the absorption of lead from draining oils or farm equipment abandoned in their pastures.

Where does the lead go?

Secondary lead from used batteries is economically attractive since it saves almost 25% of the energy bill compared to the extraction of new lead. In addition, batteries are everywhere, their service life is predictable and the large market for lead from their recycling creates economies of scale. This is why battery manufacturers rely heavily on this recycled lead, most of which comes from the recycling of used batteries, although some of this recycled lead in the informal sector is not reused in manufacturing but is used for other purposes, for example, for sinkers attached to fishermen’s lines. Learn more about the United Nations Environment Programme! According to Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program; “Lead has been extremely useful to us for a long time, but it also causes all kinds of poisoning, especially among workers and children…” “Recycling lead-acid batteries is one of the most serious sources of potential hazards, especially for workers… In order for recycling to be done safely, there must be strict environmental and professional standards that can only be ensured by a few specialized companies…” After a few years of use, your battery needs to be replaced. ÉCO-DÉPOT offers you an ECO-RESPONSIBLE solution for replacing your industrial battery by offering you an excellent RECONDITIONED or NEW battery, while recovering the old unused battery.

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Entrust your batteries to the team of professionals at ECO-DEPOT and free yourself from the responsibilities associated with them!

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